Rousseau, Henri - The Sleeping Gypsy

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A Museum Quality Print of The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in the year 1897 with the original now in the Museum of Modern Art being a gift by Mrs. Simon Guggenheim. This depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moon lit night is one of the most recognizable artworks of modern times. Rousseau describes this work of art thus "a Wandering Negress, a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her (a vase with drinking water), over come by fatigue in a deep sleep. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent, yet does not devour her. There is a moonlight effect, very poetic." Rousseau was a self taught French artist who painted in the naive or folk art style. He was a toll collector for the city of Paris until he was finally able to retire and devote his full energies to painting.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the painting entitled The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau.

Inventory #156 - Fine Art Prints by Famous Artists

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